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USC women beat No. 15 UCLA, 71-68

USC women beat No. 15 UCLA, 71-68
USC Coach Cynthia Cooper-Dyke yells to her team during the first half of a game against Santa Clara. (Mark J. Terrill / Associated Press)

Temi Fagbenle scored 20 points and grabbed 15 rebounds and Southern California held on in the closing minutes to defeat No. 15 UCLA 71-68 on Sunday night.

Kristen Simon had 14 points with 11 rebounds and Sadie Edwards added 13 points for the Trojans (14-2, 2-2 Pac-12 Conference).

Jordin Canada scored 26 points to lead UCLA (11-4, 3-1), which lost its first conference game and snapped a four-game winning streak. Nirra Fields added 13 points.

Fagbenle scored nine points in an 11-2 run that pushed the Trojans to their biggest lead, 59-45 with 5:14 remaining.

The Bruins outscored the Trojans 13-5 in the closing minutes, pulling to 63-58 on Canada's jumper with 1:43 left. Jordan Adams made six consecutive free throws over the final 1:17, and Simon added two more with 18 seconds to play to enable the Trojans hang on.

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